State, federal officials seek to keep Fugitive Safe Surrender alive; Sam Miller donates $100,000

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State, federal officials seek to keep Fugitive Safe Surrender alive; Sam Miller donates $100,000

Plain Dealer – Fugitive Safe Surrender, the national success story that began in Cleveland and allowed tens of thousands of people to come to justice peacefully, is gaining political and financial support in the months after the U.S. Marshal Service ended it to save money.

“It will be bigger, better and stronger than ever,” U.S. Marshal Peter Elliott on Thursday told more than 150 volunteers whom his office honored for their work last fall, when a national record of 7,431 people surrendered in Cleveland.

Real estate magnate Sam Miller this week donated $100,000 to keep it alive, and state Attorney General Mike DeWine promised to continue it and hire a person to coordinate future events. A spokeswoman said those plans are under way.

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